Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Take TIME for Parenting: Today's Inspired Moment of Empowerment

The Situation: 
It has happened in many families over the past week -- you and your child see a tragic event on the news, and your child feels upset. After you've redirected their attention away from the source of the news (turn off that TV!), you really want to know ...

What's an empowered parent to do?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What Our Kids Need MORE Than Presents

We are in the crazy, hustle and bustle of the holidays, and around our house it’s a time when we feel higher levels of both excitement and extra stress … with more family gatherings, more school events, plus the additional holiday routines, shopping, and chores. It can be tense as well as extremely exciting, and my daughter’s energy is UP – we are all feeling it!

Of course our kids want presents, and that’s part of the appeal of the holidays. But there is something you can give your child that reflects the spirit of the holidays, while bringing more balance to your family life. It is the gift of CONNECTION.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Being the Parent You Really Want to Be

Do you ever feel like you're a "Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde" in your parenting? One part of you is loving, patient and understanding. Then there's this OTHER part that shows up ... you yell (or really want to), feel utterly frustrated, stressed out, and want to escape. 

Both are valid; an honest expression of how you feel in the moment.

Here's the deal ... as parents, we have one foot in "reactive" parenting, and one foot in a conscious, response-based approach that feels right to us. Wouldn't it be nice to be in that conscious one more often?